In this edition of Almabase Spotlights featuring public universities, we shine the light on Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Their Alumni in Residence mentoring program is helping students connect with alumni mentors, preparing the former to develop powerful ideas and become purpose-driven leaders.
💡 An Idea to Connect the School’s Past and Present through a Mentoring Program
The Ross School of Business’ Alumni in Residence program is a mentoring program between current students and alumni, which takes place on campus. The program focuses on the concept of 1-1 flash mentorships, where each session lasts for about 30-minutes. These sessions often coincide with larger fireside chat discussions or other student club-led events, giving students outside the program a chance to learn from and engage with the visiting alumni.
The Alumni in Residence program is also an avenue to spotlight the School’s alumni and their achievements. This is done by featuring a picture and a short bio of every alum who volunteers to be a mentor, along with a section on why a student should choose them as a mentor. In order to make the program feel all the more exclusive, only six students get enrolled as mentees. We love how the School is bringing together volunteers from its alumni community to foster lasting connections for its current students. ❤
🌟 Our Source of Inspiration
Caitlin Johnson is the Director of Alumni Engagement for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Part of her responsibilities at the School entail managing and executing various alumni programs that drive engagement. Caitlin has been working with the School of Business for the last 12 years.
Caitlin has a B.S. in Business, Hospitality, and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech.